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Regimental History Regimental and divisional histories including the Great War 1914-1918   333 Books
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332 Siege Battery R.G.A. An Account of its Adventures in the Great War, 1917-18. Compiled from Notes & Recollections of Officers of the Battery. 1st Ed., ix+134pp., 22 photos., 5 fldg. maps. Windsor: Oxley & Son, Printers. nd  #59946
[HLMainPic] 6-In. How. Battery formed Jan. 1917: F&F from May starting in Ploegsteert Sector then 3rd Ypres, down to Bertrancourt for March Retreat & Final Advance from Mericourt to Bois l'Evecque. Detailed history. Roll of officers & WOs (with brief services), Roll of Hon. Orig. dec. blue cloth, VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £95
51st Battalion Hampshire Regiment, British Army of the Rhine 1919-20. Printed wraps., oblong 4to, title page followed by one page letterpress Short History of Bn. then 18 photogravure plates, printed rectos. only, depicting groups of officers, NCOs, bn. on parade, band & drums, transport &c. VG. No imprint/date, ?Germany, c. Dec. 1919  #60025
[HLMainPic] Orig. wraps., VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
The London Cyclist Battalion: A Chronicle of Events Connected with the 26th (Middx.) V.R.C., & the 25th (C. of L.) Cyclist Bn., The London Regiment, & Military Cycling in General. 1st Ed., xi+292pp., 24 plates, 3 maps. Forster Groom, for the Regt. 1932  #57408
[HLMainPic] Valuable coverage of the early days of these "cads on castors" followed by active service in Waziristan 1917, Amritsar Rising & 3rd Afghan War (drafts also served in Mespot. in WW1). Officers rolls. Orig. pale blue cloth, sp. rubbed/worn o/w VG & very scarce.   £95
A History of the 10th (Service) Bn. The East Yorkshire Regiment (Hull Commercials) 1914-1919. 1st Ed., xix+204pp., 40 photos., fldg. map in end-pocket + 4 in text. Hull: Brown. 1937  #57130
[HLMainPic] France March 1916 after brief service in Egypt, involved in preparation for the attack at Serre 1/7/16 but were not called upon as the preceding waves failed so completely. Arras & Vimy Ridge 1917, German Spring Offensive, Final Advance &c. Roll of Hon., awards. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £60
2/4 Battalion Hampshire Regiment 1914-1919. 1st Ed., orig. printed wraps. with cord tie, 68pp., 4to, 2 maps. Privately printed. nd 1920  #57016
[HLMainPic] 2/4th Hants. in Palestine May 1917-May 1918 then in France with the 62nd (West Riding) Div. for the Final Advance June-Nov. 1918 inc. Havrincourt, Marcoing & Le Quesnoy. Several rolls of officers, awards. Casualties noted in text. Somewhat chipped but VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £125
History of the 50th Infantry Brigade 1914-1919. 1st Ed., 175pp., 10 fldg. maps. Printed for Private Circulation. 1919  #57006
[HLMainPic] 17th (Northern) Div., 10th WYR; 7th EYR; 7th Yorkshires & 7th Y&L. Orders of Battle, officers roll with details of service for all four bns., awards. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG with ownership inscrip. of "J.G. Laithwaite, 10th Lancs. Fusiliers, 52nd Brigade, May 1017-July 1918" (Sir Gilbert Laithwaite became a senior colonial adminstrator & published his recollections of March 1918 in 1971). See illustration on our website.   £65
The Rifle Brigade Chronicle 1918. 1st Ed., vi+352pp., 2 fldg. maps. For the RB. 1919  #59858
[HLMainPic] This edition includes war diaries of all regular & service bns. for the year 1915, various useful rolls of officers, awards, several good letters from the front, officers' obituaries &c. Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
Middlesex Yeomanry Magazine. Souvenir Number 1914-1919. Orig. green printed wraps., 72pp., illus. The Regt, nd  #57678
[HLMainPic] War records (Gallipoli & Palestine) & various personal narratives, anecdotes, obits. & citations. Roll of Hon., awards. Sl. chipped o/w VG & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £85
The Rifle Brigade Chronicle 1920. 1st Ed., iv+240pp. For the RB. 1921  #59860
[HLMainPic] This edition includes war diaries of the eight service bns. 1916-1918, also various other regimental records inc. 1st Bn. in Iraq 1920. Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
History of the 1st & 2nd Bns. North Staffordshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales') 1914-1923. 1st Ed., [vii]+120pp., 4to, 4 plates, 8 maps & plans. Longton, Staffs: Hughes & Harber. nd 1933  #57680
[HLMainPic] Almost entirely 1st Bn., Western Front from Sept. 1914, 17 Bde., 6th Div., with a short account of the 2nd Bn. on the NWF & in Afghanistan 1919. Casualty statistics, awards roll. Orig. brown cloth, gilt to front, sl. chipped, generally VG & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £100

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